Harry Styles was attracted to Emily Ratajkowski long before the viral kissing sessions.
“Harry has always been very impressed with Emily,” a source told Us Weekly Wednesday.
An insider claimed that the “As It Was” singer was “excited” about “connecting” with the model – but their relationship may not go any further because she is still dating in the midst of her divorce from Sebastian Bear-McClard.
“Emily isn’t looking for anything serious,” the source told the magazine. “She’s just trying to have fun and live her best single life, she.”
Styles, 29, and Ratajkowski, 31, stunned fans last week when a video emerged showing them kissing carelessly against a silver van on the streets of Tokyo.
Several viewers later accused the former One Direction heartthrob of being “weird” and a “bad kisser”, but the images made an even greater impression on Ratajkowski’s friend – and Styles’ ex-girlfriend – Olivia Wilde.
“It’s a betrayal,” a source told Page Six on Monday alone. “[Wilde] is to stay away from it and take the high road. He doesn’t want to do anything with this mess.
An insider added that Ratajkowski was “begging”. [Wilde] for forgiveness.”
The 39-year-old “My Body” writer and “Don’t Worry Darling” director looked good before PDA as they were photographed partying together at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar party on March 12.
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Ratajkowski was spotted with Wilde in the audience at one of Styles’ concerts in Paris months before they last met.
The “Kiwi” rocker and “House” alum broke up last November after dating for nearly two years. Ratajkowski is the first woman he has been publicly linked to since the breakup.
The “High Low” podcast host has been soaking up the single life since filing for divorce in September and has been in love with hot Hollywood girls like Brad Pitt, Pete Davidson, and Eric André.
Ratajkowski and her estranged husband Bear-McClard, 42, share their 2-year-old son, Sylvester.
Reps for Styles and Ratajkowski did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.